Silky smooth keyboard...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by skolen, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. skolen

    skolen Guest

    I cleaned my Mac keyboard a while back and I must've wiped any lubricant they used for the keys off because it always was a little sticky or catch when typing.

    So I pulled it apart and spent the next 1hr and 45min with a Q-Tip™ and some white lithium grease and gave each key and insert on the board a decent coating. Everything is back together and as I type this I have never felt such a soft, smooth response from a keyboard. Not only is it quiet as hell now and no clickity-clack, but the keys are a ton more responsive than they originally were. They barely need any pressure to respond.

    Go me.
  2. doublemeat

    doublemeat New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
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    The keyboard for the new iMac we have at work has a much more smoother feel than any of the older models. It feels like buttahhh.

    That's one of the things that the PC fanbois just don't get; little details like that that just make you want to touch and use.
  3. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

    Mar 4, 2005
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    i didnt think that there was any lubricant?

    its going to be a dust magnet now.
  4. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

    Jul 1, 2003
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    is there an easy way to clean powerbook keyboards? :o
  5. skolen

    skolen Guest

    White lithium grease is very resilient to dirt & contaminants. So even tho it will have a good chance of collecting & sticking, it won't affect it's performance for a long time.

    I don't see me having to crack this open do to a major cleaning for a long time because of "gumming" up. Just a quick blow of air and a wipe down with the Magic Eraser.

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